[ILUG] open list abuse
rory.browne at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 22:20:15 IST 2005
On 9/3/05, John Reilly <jr at inconspicuous.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-09-03 at 15:59 +0200, Rory Browne wrote:
> > On 9/3/05, Paul O'Malley <ompaul at eircom.net> wrote:
> > > Rory Browne wrote:
> > >
> > > >In short: LEAVE US TOP-POSTERS ALONE !
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > No, because, unlike you, I read from the top of the screen to the bottom.
> > So do I, but when reading from the top, I don't want to read through a
> > POS that I've already read before. This is the time and place for
> > bottom posting. The situation in my other post made top-posting more
> > appropriate.
> I usually wouldn't get involved in this sort of thread, but I have to
> say I agree with Rory on this one. Both top and bottom posting have
> their place depending on the amount of specific context required in a
> reply (although I do find bottom posting more useful in most cases).
I don't think I would normally get involved in such a thread either,
but I was pissed off(at something else) that day, and someone
attacking my emailing style broke the camels back.
> Due to the hundred message threads that follow a top posting, I would of
> course avoid doing so in most public fora - it just saves time.
I usually top-post when I consider it appropriate, and I get the
occasional bollocking, which I either ignore, or simply reply to
off-list stating politely that I don't agree with their position on
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